Netherlands

In the heart of the Netherlands, nestled deep in the Vuursche Forest, Buitenzorg Centre has been welcoming uniformed youth groups from all over the world since 1949.

From £294pp

Where a typical day includes team games, outdoor activities and creative workshops and evenings are spent sitting around the campfire, toasting marshmallows under a starry sky, it doesn’t get much better than Buitenzorg! The friendly staff at Buitenzorg run a number of exciting activity programmes throughout your stay. From archery to pioneering and hiking to biking, your group can choose the activities they want to try. Why not leave your Buitenzorg base for the day and explore further afield with visits to the nearby Dutch cities of Utrecht and Amsterdam?

Close-to-home adventure
Exciting on-site activities
All tents and catering equipment provided
Visits to Amsterdam
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The tour lived up to everyone’s expectations.Petula Bladen, 8th Worthing Sea Scout Group, The Netherlands, 2017

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  • Activities

    Based in the beautiful Vuursche Forest, your group can step out into nature and enjoy the best of Buitenzorg’s on-site activities.

    The excellent public transport links in the area make it easy to get around and Amsterdam is just a 40 minute train ride away for those wanting to see the city! Why not get around like the locals do and hire bikes for the day?

    • Cycling
    • Canoeing
    • Archery
    • Craft workshops
    • High ropes adventure course
    • Campfire evenings
    • Amersfoort Zoo
    • Pioneering and forestry
    • De Efteling Theme Park
    • Day trip to Utrecht
    • Canal cruise
    • Day trip to Amsterdam
    • Anne Frank Museum
    • Van Gogh Museum
    • Jewish Historical Museum
  • What’s Included

    8 days, 7 nights including:

    • Return coach travel
    • Return Channel crossings
    • On-site Venture Abroad Representative
    • Canvas bell tents
    • Full tour and itinerary planning
    • 1 x drawstring bag per passenger
    • Luggage labels for the group
    • Travel insurance
    • Prices are based on a self-catering option

    Price based on a minimum of 40 passengers per departure date.

    Departure Dates
    Saturday 20th July 2019                  £294

    Saturday 27th July 2019                  £304  SOLD OUT

    Saturday 3rd August 2019              £294

    Saturday 10th August 2019            £304

  • Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Board your coach and begin your journey to the Netherlands. Once you’ve arrived at your Buitenzorg base, get to know the area on an orienteering course.

    Day 2

    Spend the morning canoeing out on the water before drying off and returning to Buitenzorg for an afternoon of crafts. Paint traditional Dutch clogs, make souvenir woggles and weave bamboo into dream catchers!

    Day 3

    Step into the magical world of De Efteling Theme Park for the day. With its attractions based on ancient myths and legends, this traditional Dutch Theme Park promises roller coaster rides galore!

    Day 4

    Catch the train, or travel like the locals by bike, to the local town of Amersfoort. Spend some time exploring the town and its interesting history before making your way to Amersfoort Zoo.

    Day 5

    Take the train to the beautiful city of Amsterdam, just a 45 minute journey from Buitenzorg. Explore the city by water on a canal cruise before visiting Anne Frank’s House or the Van Gogh Museum. Make sure to try a Dutch waffle before you head back to Buitenzorg!

    Day 6

    Hire bikes for the day and follow one of the many cycle routes in the area. This is a great way to see the beautiful Dutch countryside, complete with flowered fields and rustic windmills. Make your way to the nearby castle and stop for a picnic before returning to Buitenzorg for an evening campfire.

    Day 7

    Spend your final day enjoying the activities on site. Climb up to the tree tops on the high ropes adventure course and have a go at archery! Enjoy chilled out evening before your return journey home the next day.

    Day 8

    It’s time to say goodbye to Buitenzorg and hop aboard your coach for your return journey to the UK.

  • Accommodation

    Buitenzorg

    Your group will be allocated one of the 17 campsites on the Buitenzorg site, where the Venture Abroad tents and catering equipment will be set up and ready for your arrival!